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“A nice guided tour” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Beaufort Historic Site

Beaufort Historic Site
130 Turner St., Beaufort, NC
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Ranked #3 of 6 attractions in Beaufort
Type: Historic Sites
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HARRISBURG
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“A nice guided tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

We did the historic buildings tour that was guided by a docent, a charming British lady. Nice assortment of buildings to see. Interesting old jail included in the tour, not something usually offered on historic tours.

Visited November 2013
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Rutherfordton
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“excellent guided tours”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

There are 3 historic homes to visit, with guides who reveal some fascinating details about the furnishings of the various eras of early American life represented therein. Other buildings on the tour include the original Carteret County Courthouse, an 18th century jail, and a 19th century Apothecary shop. The gift shop of the Beaufort Historic Site is truly delightful, something for everyone, all ages and interests.

Visited November 2013
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High Point, NC
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32 attraction reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
“It's More Than a Site, It's a Town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

The Beaufort Historic Site is a small area that has five or so buildings preserved from areas in the town. They are adjacent to the Visitor Center. As such, it is interesting, but not as much as the guidance you'll receive at the visitor center from volunteers there. Use their wisdom to fuel your walking tour of Front Street and beyond. I recommend you avoid the "tourist trap" amenities like the double-decker tour bus. Egad! There are many beautiful old homes in Beaufort, but they are not part of a "Historic Site." They are Beaufort. Get some walking tour information, an ice cream cone, and have some fun!

Visited October 2013
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5 attraction reviews
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“Take the Double-Decker Bus Tour!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 via mobile

Volunteers drive the bus and provide the history as you tour the streets of Beaufort. Great way to enjoy the history of the town and take in some of the beautiful homes. After taking the tour, now I want to go back for the Christmas Candle Tours!

Visited October 2013
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Morehead City, North Carolina
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“not to be missed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Essential to understanding Beaufort AND I always learn something new by touring and attending events here. This is a must for your guests, especially if they are history buffs.

Visited August 2013
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